"It is a law of nature that everybody plays a hole badly when playing through": FIRST EDITION OF BERNARD DARWIN'S THE GOLFER'S MANUAL: 1857

  • The Golfer’s Manual. Being an Historical and Descriptive Account of the National Game of Scotland by ‘A Keen Hand’ and originally Published in 1857 and now Reprinted with an Introduction by Bernard Darwin.

The Golfer’s Manual. Being an Historical and Descriptive Account of the National Game of Scotland by ‘A Keen Hand’ and originally Published in 1857 and now Reprinted with an Introduction by Bernard Darwin.

$300.00

Item Number: 43017

London: The Dropmore Press, 1947.

First edition. Limited to 750 numbered copies, this is number 239. Small octavo, original cloth. Text printed on hand made paper with wood engraved frontispiece. Bookplate, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning.

Bernard Darwin a grandson of the British naturalist Charles Darwin, was a golf writer and high-standard amateur golfer. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He was Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in 1934, and was President of the Golf Club Managers' Association from 1933 to 1934 and then again from 1955 to 1958.

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